Benson Henderson’s remarkable achievements and impact will be long remembered. The former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator fighter has officially retired after losing to Usman Nurmagomedov via submission at Bellator 292. During his post-fight interview,
Henderson retired from his professional career by leaving his gloves in the cage. With a career that began in 2006, Henderson leaves behind an impressive record of 30-12, including wins over top fighters such as Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, Gilbert Melendez, Donald Cerrone, Clay Guida, Josh Thomson, Roger Huerta, and Patricio Pitbull.
He was the undisputed champion at 155 pounds during his prime and held the UFC title in that division from February 2012 to August 2013. Henderson’s peers, including UFC star Michael Chandler, who called him “one of the best of all time,” paid tribute to him on social media.